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from Cologne to Villach

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Travel Information between Cologne and Villach

distanceDistance432 miles (697 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$49 - $92
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $49 (€40) • 12 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $92 (€75) • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 432 miles (697 km) by bus, flight or train from Cologne to Villach. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $49 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Cologne to Villach.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Villach, Austria from Cologne, Germany?

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Villach, Austria is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Villach from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Villach, Austria from Cologne?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Villach, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 10/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Cologne and Villach closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Villach, Austria?

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Austria is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Austria?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Austria?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 10/28/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Villach.

What are the ways to get from Cologne to Villach?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Cologne to Villach. You can take a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Villach from Cologne?

The cheapest way to go to Villach from Cologne is by taking a train, which costs on average $49 (€40).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Villach:

Taking a train is about $25 (€20) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $73 (€60) for this route.

A train is generally $43 (€35) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $92 (€75) from Cologne to Villach.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Villach?

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Villach is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 14 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 12 h 13 min.

What is the distance between Cologne and Villach?

Villach is approximately 432 miles (697 km) away from Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Villach?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Villach is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cologne and Villach as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Cologne to Villach, what are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and Villach?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Villach:

  • Buses most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Villach at Villach, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Villach Hbf.
Who can get me from Cologne to Villach?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Villach:

  • You can travel to Villach from Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $73 (€60) with Flixbus from Cologne to Villach.
  • You can go to Villach from Cologne by plane with Eurowings. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $92 (€75) with Eurowings from Cologne to Villach on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Cologne to Villach with Deutsche Bahn with connection. Cheap tickets can be found for $49 (€40) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Cologne to Villach.
Can I find a direct route between Cologne and Villach?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Villach with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Villach with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Euro City (EC).

Direct services to Villach tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Cologne to Villach?
Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Villach don't make Villach their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Villach are Vienna, Salzburg or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Villach to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets to Villach from Cologne online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Cologne to Villach, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $73 (€60) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $92 (€75) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $49 (€40) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Villach tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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